Rilya Wilson Murder Trial Delayed Again

July date set for woman charged in kidnapping and murder of foster child

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    An undated photo of Rilya Wilson from a missing poster May 8, 2002 in Miami.

    Trial is once again being delayed in the murder case involving Rilya Wilson, a little Miami girl who disappeared over a decade ago.
     
    A Miami-Dade County judge on Tuesday set a new July 23 trial date for Rilya's former caretaker Geralyn Graham. The trial had been set to begin March 26.

      Rilya was a 4-year-old foster child who disappeared in late 2000 and has never been found. The 66-year-old Graham is facing first-degree murder, kidnapping and child abuse charges. Prosecutors are relying heavily on testimony from jail inmates who claim Graham confessed to them. Graham has denied killing Rilya.
     
    It took 15 months for state child welfare officials to discover Rilya was missing. Florida's child welfare agency was overhauled after Rilya's disappearance but is still accused of lax oversight.

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    Justice may soon be on the horizon for a little girl and those who cared about her. (Published Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010)